Psious Virtual Reality Technology (Digital Therapeutics) have been used and clinically researched for over 20 years in eHealth as a safe non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical intervention for the treatment of anxiety disorders, depression and phobias.
You will remain seated wearing a Pico Headset with straps that are adjustable for maximum comfort. The headset receives information from the Psious Platform via the internet (WIFI) and a Bluetooth signal, in the same way your mobile device communicates with your vehicle, HIFI system or mobile telephone. The platform is accessed through internet connections my computer. You will begin to have a 360degree view of a virtual environment.
You will never be alone in the room, I will remain with you throughout and I will be in control of the settings.
We begin by ensuring you are comfortable and you give consent for the VR experience to begin. At any time you can instruct the experience to be halted.
Relaxation and Mindfulness exercises last between 5 minutes and 15 minutes only, depending upon your chosen environment.
The health benefits of Mindfulness are widely accepted and include boosting of mood and reduced blood pressure to increase well-being.
Mindfulness is also recommended by N.I.C.E (UK) as an intervention to treat depression in people who have had 3 episodes of depression.
Clinical studies show Mindfulness and Relaxation exercises to be more effective than imaginary and visualisations due to the immersive 360degree experience achieved using VR.
At the end each VR therapy session you will have learned how to apply the relaxation techniques in your own home to assist with your rest and to reduce stress, without the need for VR.
If you suffer Epilepsy, have a heart condition, are pregnant, or have or had psychosis, VR is not recommended for you. Neither is it suitable for children under the age of 12 years. If you have a pacemaker or medical device fitted we recommend you consult your GP/Physician for authority to proceed with the experiences.
Some side effects that can occur include motion nausea, dizziness and headache, as this is due to sensory incongruence. The most severe side effect is Epilepsy.
Prices for a 30 minute session with the incorporation of:
5 minutes VR Psycho education Relaxation: £15
15 minutes Mindfulness experiences: £25
Please do not hesitate to contact me by phone or email if you have any questions.